American Jedi | Screening with Q&A
American Jedi: The Salman Hamdani Story | RSVP HERE
Thu., Sept. 14, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. | Join the conversation around and screening of American Jedi: The Salman Hamdani Story, a film that showcases the journey of a young Muslim man who sacrificed his life to save others on the day of 9/11. This exclusive screening will showcase the extended director's cut of the film.
Join the conversation after the film. Scheduled filmmaker panel includes:
- Rola Nashef (panel moderator), filmmaker and Digital Storytelling professor of practice in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at MSU
- Mohammad Khalil, film producer, director of the MSU Muslim Studies Program, and professor of Religious Studies at MSU
- Kraig Westfall, film producer, editor, and co-owner of Good Fruit Video
- Nick Eyde, film executive producer and manager of GEYDE Development
Communication Arts & Sciences Building
Michigan State University
This event is free, but RSVP here is appreciated.
More About the Film
A devout Muslim and proud American immigrant makes the ultimate heroic sacrifice. Like the fictional Jedi he admires, Salman Hamdani is ready to face adversity for the sake of others. On the morning of September 11, 2001, this young man takes a daring leap and runs toward the Twin Towers. When his body isn't immediately found, his absence inevitably leads to questions - and suspicions. His family is forced to overcome tragedy and ostracization in response to their son's death.